Hawai`i Convention Center Wins Premier Traveler Magazine’s ‘Best Convention Host’ Award

photo of Randy Tanaka, Chad Michael Murray, Linda Vaughan

Accepting the award for the Hawai`i Convention Center was Randy Tanaka, Assistant General Manager, pictured here with actor/director/singer Chad Michael Murray and publisher Linda Vaughan.

We are thrilled to have been selected as the “2012 Best Convention Host” by the readers of Premier Traveler magazine.

This prestigious distinction recognizes Hawai`i and the Center as an ideal gathering place for business, political and cultural meetings, as decided by the more than 11,000 readers who participated in an open-ended survey with no suggested choices.  The Center is the only Hawai`i facility to win an award, and the only convention facility in the country to be honored.

“Few meeting destinations evoke the kind of excitement generated by Hawai`i, which is no doubt why our readers named it the Best Convention Host of 2012,” said Adam Rodriguez, executive director of Premier Traveler magazine.  “They are seasoned and demanding travelers, who know what they want after traveling the world for both business and leisure, so their choice is clearly among the most informed there is.”

premier traveler logo“The enhanced productivity, top-notch facilities, incredible service and global opportunities offered by meeting in Hawai`i are what allows us to continue to be a leader for meetings of international importance,” said Joe Davis, SMG general manager of the Hawai`i Convention Center.  “This recognition from such a seasoned group of travelers honors the hard work of our staff and partners in providing an exceptional meetings and travel experience that stands up to the highest standards of every guest.”

The Best of 2012 winners are featured in the November/December issue of Premier Traveler magazine, and were honored at an awards gala November 8 in Los Angeles.  With 104,000 subscribers, Premier Traveler is the world’s leading publication geared toward frequent international travelers.

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